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Hemendranath Majumdar
Untitled (Woman with Pitcher)


Hemendranath Majumdar’s artistic development happened at a time when the Bengal School’s Orientalist ideology, defined by Abanindranath Tagore, was beginning to lose its urgency and relevance for the emerging modernists of the 1920s and ’30s. For Majumdar, who hailed from Calcutta, naturalism was marked by a focus on immediacy and on quotidian narratives—a stark difference from the previous generation’s fixedness on historicism and grand...



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  Lot 60 of 77  

MODERN EVENING SALE | MUMBAI, LIVE
15 FEBRUARY 2014

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Hemendranath Majumdar
Untitled (Woman with Pitcher)
Signed and dated in English (lower left)
1921
Oil on canvas
47 x 23 in (119.4 x 58.4 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Commissioned directly from the artist, Private Collection, Kolkata
Private Collection, New Delhi

PUBLISHED:
Manifestations IV, ed: Roobina Karode, Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2010
The Art of Bengal, ed: Kishore Singh, Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2012
The Naked and the Nude: The Body in Indian Modern Art, ed: Kishore Singh, Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2013

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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